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CA$ 59
pledged of CA$ 5,000pledged of CA$ 5,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 17 2019 8:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

Who We Are & What We Do

Merrymen is a printed and online magazine focusing on how to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. It’s a lifestyle magazine infused with style, art and design. We’re shining the spotlight independent artists and creatives who are following their passions in pursuit of their dreams to share their stories of enlightenment, and what it means to be happy. Each issue falls under the umbrella of living a fulfilled life and celebrating why you were put on this Earth, Vol. 1 - Pursuing a dream career, Vol. 2 - Self Care, Vol. 3 - Connection, Vol. 4 - Vitality. 

Merrymen was founded by Dan Swedberg, a proud creative who wanted to make a space where others could talk about their experiences in the creative community without being devalued because they haven’t been on the pages of Vogue, but instead are celebrated for their amazing work. In partnership with our team of writers, photographers and editors, we launched our first physical issue in September 2018 and 2 more issues since then, which are currently available through our webstore!

For Vol. 4, we wanted to continue our mission of celebrating creatives while including stories on positive changes for mental and physical health. The Vitality Issue, Vol. 4: Explores our contributors' relationships to their bodies, joyful movement, and the concept of vitality. We have an incredible team of writers and artists whose stories represent a wide variety of experiences and we cannot wait to put their words and images into print.

Why We're Crowdfunding

We seek to be as inclusive as possible and showcase and highlight artists and creatives from all walks of life. We hope to build a community through this project where we can all learn from and grow with each other.

In 6 short months, Merrymen’s readership and reach has grown exponentially. There are some incredible achievements to celebrate - including adding Chapters/Indigo stores nationwide to our distribution list. As a startup magazine, and still very much a newborn in terms of business years, the costs and expenses, like printing and paying for contracted work, are very high, eating up any revenue generated.  

Because we believe in the importance of paying creators for their work, we are turning to Kickstarter in order to raise the funds to pay our writers, artists, and editors. Beyond that, our $5,000 goal will also pay for:

  • Printing and shipping Merrymen Magazine Vol. 4 
  • Expanding digital content and paying our digital editors and contributors competitive rates

We hope that you agree Merrymen is something we need in this world—and if you're able, that you'll pitch in (even just $1!) to help make this project into a reality!

Check Out Some of Our Previous Editions

Let's Talk Perks!

We're offering something for our backers! Everyone who donates at least $18 will get a limited edition printed copy of Vol. 4! 

Risks and challenges

When it comes to publishing a collaborative project, there are always risks. We acknowledge that by putting your money into this project, you are extending your trust. We promise not to take advantage of that at any point and to be transparent in our communication throughout this process, especially if our funding goal is met.

We have done our best to create a timeline which will allow us to complete this project and get perks sent out in a timely fashion. If there are financial or timing issues, we pledge to keep communication lines open so that no one is in the dark at any point. We are so excited to expand Merrymen Magazine with another physical issue and more digital content, and we deeply appreciate your support.

If you are not able to back this project financially but still believe in our mission, we ask you to please share the link with your family, friends, and social networks. This project is very much a collaborative effort, and everything helps!

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    You're the best!

    Absolutely every dollar counts! Thank you for supporting Merrymen!

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    Lets Get Physical

    In addition to our eternal gratitude, you get a PHYSICAL COPY of Vol. 4 hot off the presses!

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